Cyan
3.8 of 5 8 reviews
www.cyaninc.com Petaluma, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 17, 2014

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Cyan Founder and CEO Mark Floyd

Mark Floyd

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Amazing company to work for.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsHighly intelligent co-workers who were at the same time incredibly friendly and very helpful. Wonderful working atmosphere. Flat management style leads to great communication across departments and vertically. All management works on the same floors and environment as employees, even the president. Company has a streamlined the new hire integration process that was very effective.

    ConsI only wish head quarters was in east/south bay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    Pros9am-5pm job
    beer on the deck on fridays

    ConsLow Compensation
    Terrible office location
    Senior Management doesn't care about your career trajectory
    Very less hope of learning new technologies
    HR is horrible

    Advice to Senior Management_||_

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great product, very poor management

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    Prosthe product. cyan has built a top of the line sdn program

    Consthe management is so disorganized and inexperienced.

    Advice to Senior Managementyou are a small company demanding a lot from your employees- in a market and geographic area where work is abundant- and giving no reward, or even sometimes taking existing rewards away. the morale is low because you have lost sight of the people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    Pros- Many opportunities to work in new technologies
    - Chance to work with a lot of smart people
    - Has strong engineering culture
    - A lot of challenging problems to solve
    - Technologically more advanced than most other telecom companies

    Cons- Need more focus, it is too diversified
    - Need more employee perks
    - The HQ location makes it harder to attract talents

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsCyan is a great place to work with a lot of opportunities to learn new skills, generous pay and okay benefits. Although Cyan has gone public, it still feels like a startup.

    ConsAlthough Cyan has gone public, it still feels like a startup. Yes, it's both a "pro" and a "con." There are definitely areas where the company needs to mature: adoption of best practices of project management across the company being the most obvious lack.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a PMP or two in the development organization. You won't regret it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    "Great working Environment"

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsWith very little hierarchy, there is always room to grow.

    ConsNorth bay is not an ideal place to live.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is a good company to get intern at your sophomore year.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    Prosfun place, not much things to do, everyone is friendly, except HR, great potential, great view, nice and quiet place, great president, great CEO.
    Generally, this is a great company with great potential and is a great job to get when I was @ my sophomore year.

    ConsThe company feels old to me. Although it is a small company just go public, the employee base is kinda old, less energetic. Kinda don't like this. Also, this company don't pay a lot. Don't cover lots of costs. You need to handle that yourself. Don't give you a lot of shares.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your employee better, Pay them better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cyan is a productive, supportive, and fun place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Petaluma, CA

    ProsThe atmosphere is great. Everyone is supportive of each other.
    We work hard but we also play hard too.
    There is a lot of room to work autonomously; hard work is acknowledge and you can feel your own impacts in the company as it grows.

    ConsThere are growing pains.
    One month we might be going in one direction, and the other month it could be a full 180 turn around.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk with each other more, overall management can feel Schizophrenic at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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